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GNU IceCat
GNU IceCat (formerly GNU IceWeasel), or more specifically GNUzilla IceCat, is a browser based on the latest extended stable release (ESR) of the popular Firefox browser by Mozilla.

The GNU Project keeps IceCat in synchronization with upstream development of Firefox while removing all trademarked artwork. Unlike Firefox, IceCat recommends only free software add-ons. With a focus on freedom and privacy, IceCat is designed to make it easy for the user to: block execution of non-free JavaScript with GNU LibreJS or disable all JS, block privacy trackers with SpyBlock (Adblock Plus fork), get redirected to HTTPS when possible with HTTPS Everywhere, and more!

GNU IceCat is part of GNUzilla, which aims to package GNU versions of the entire suite of Mozilla programs.

See also


The user manual pages are at

You can contribute by joining the wiki and editing the manuals.

"IRC irc:// " IRC general channel

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
LGPLv2.1orlaterKelly Hopkins14 September 2010
MPL1.1Kelly Hopkins14 September 2010
GPLv2orlaterKelly Hopkins14 September 2010

Leaders and contributors

Rubén Rodríguez Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
bug-gnuzilla -- GNUzilla discussion and bug reports. Mailing List
bug-gnuzilla -- GNUzilla discussion and bug reports. Support
bug-gnuzilla -- GNUzilla discussion and bug reports. Bug Tracking
Developer VCS Repository Webview

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 22 April 2015.


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